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Divorce involves major issues which may affect your future greatly, so it is essential to seek expert legal assistance in settling the terms of any divorce. In California, you may have a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce… Read More

Legal Separation

The dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership can be difficult, but there may be situations in which a legal separation rather than a divorce may be an appropriate solution. Legal separation is sometimes a solution for… Read More

Domestic Partnership Termination

If you are currently in a domestic partnership and wish to terminate your partnership, we can help. Since a domestic partnership is a recognized legal union in California, the partnership must be legally dissolved. Therefore, property… Read More


An annulment, also known as “nullity of marriage” or “nullity of domestic partnership,” is a judgment from the Court that states your marriage or domestic partnership is not legally valid. A marriage or domestic partnership that… Read More

Child Custody & Visitation

Determining custody can be one of the more emotionally taxing issues in a family law case. Custody is an issue in divorces, termination of domestic partnerships, legal separations,annulments, parentage/paternity actions and… Read More

Child Support

Every child is entitled and deserves to receive financial support from his or her parents. Child support may be ordered when the mother and father are getting a divorce, legal separation or seeking an annulment. Child support… Read More

Grandparent Custody & Visitation Rights

Grandparents are frequently overlooked when a divorce occurs. Parents are often so worried about their time with their children and terms of the divorce agreement, that grandparents are often a forgotten party. Sometimes the parents… Read More

Spousal Support/Alimony

Spousal support, also known as alimony, may be an issue in a divorce, legal separation or termination of domestic partnership. The goal of spousal support is to ensure that the non-earning or lower earning spouse has adequate… Read More

Division of Property

Marriage is a strong economic institution. During a divorce, it is essential to consult an experienced divorce lawyer as soon as possible to begin the process of dividing the property, assets, and debts… Read More

Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders

If you are a victim of domestic violence or have been accused of domestic violence, we can help. Victims of domestic violence may be issued a restraining order for their protection. Domestic violence can take many forms… Read More

Prenuptial & Postmarital Agreements

At the Law Office of Nicole L. Aeschleman, we will help couples customize a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that fits your needs. A prenuptial agreement, also known as a premarital agreement, is an agreement drafted between… Read More

Post-judgment Motions

Life does not stand still after a divorce. Circumstances change, incomes rise or fall, people move or suffer illnesses. Many things can happen that were not anticipated at the time the divorce was finalized that make the terms impractical… Read More

Paternity Actions-Unmarried Parents

The issue of paternity is one that arises when a child is born to unmarried parents. Establishing paternity is critical to determining the biological father’s rights and obligations to his child under California law. However, the process… Read More

Marital Settlement Agreements

Marital settlement agreements are often a preferred method for couples to resolve their issues in a dissolution of marriage or termination of domestic partnership. Martial settlement agreements allow parties to customize an agreement… Read More

Modification Motions

The Court understands that a person’s circumstances may change after an order or judgment has been issued, and the Court provides a possible remedy for these changes through the modification process. At the Law Office of Nicole… Read More

Hidden/Missing Assets

There are two legal mandates that guide the division of assets. First, California is a community property state. As such, the initial presumption is that all assets acquired during marriage are divided 50/50. In reality, not all assets… Read More

International Divorce

California is home to a diverse population composed of many people who have close ties or citizenship in another country. California corporations do business abroad and send their employees to other countries… Read More


Drug addiction is fairly common in our society and the addiction of a parent in a divorce proceeding is a serious matter. There are obvious and strong reasons to believe that an addicted parent is a poor candidate to be given… Read More

Child Custody: Interplay with Child Support

If you are going through a divorce or are an unmarried parent, obtaining adequate child support can be difficult and is affected by the amount of time the child spends with each parent and other considerations. This support… Read More

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can be a complicating factor in divorce and child custody matters. If you are seeking a divorce and have been the victim of domestic violence, you need to let your attorney know what has been happening and… Read More

International Child Custody Cases

International child custody disputes are a specialized area of child custody law. Many lawyers are inexperienced in international cases, and many judges are unfamiliar with the international law that applies in these… Read More

Mediation, Evaluation and Screenings

When a situation arises where parents are at odds about the suitability of the custody and visitation order that is in place, the court offers mediation, emergency screening and evaluation services to assist in resolving the issues… Read More

Move-Away Cases

We are becoming a mobile society. Moving to another city, state, or country is not an unusual occurrence, and divorced parents often find themselves faced with an opportunity or need to move to move away from where the non-custodial… Read More

Supervised Visitation, Supervised Exchange and Emergency Custody

Divorce can be a grueling and emotionally harrowing passage, and children often become the innocent victims of parental hostilities as a family falls apart. It is important, however, that the children of a divorcing couple are able… Read More

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

When you enter into a marriage, you are also entering into a financial relationship that comes with certain duties. As partners in a marriage, you and your spouse have fiduciary duties to each other to protect and preserve marital… Read More

Concealed Assets and Transferring Funds without the Spouse’s Knowledge

When the spouse with the greater control of marital assets has enough advance notice of a divorce, it is not uncommon for that person to hide some of the assets in order to minimize the other spouse’s share. Cash, bonds… Read More

Recovery of Assets

A concern in many divorce situations is a spouse’s opportunity to hide assets. The more control the spouse has over the asset, the greater the opportunity to divert the asset. For instance, the spouse could easily move funds from… Read More

Penalties for Breach of Fiduciary Duty

When two people marry, they enter into a financial relationship in which each spouse owes a fiduciary duty to the other to protect and preserve the assets of the marriage and not to dispose of them without the consent of the other… Read More

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